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Replacing a failed raid 5 drive on a Proliant ML370G3

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John Bianco
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Replacing a failed raid 5 drive on a Proliant ML370G3

I have a failed drive on a raid 5 array, on a ML370G3. I removed the drive, and swapped it with a new one.(Same type, same size, only newer and 15k rotation instead of 10k.) This drive fails also. Do I need to remove the first failed drive logically from the system first? Can I test the new drive in an open slot on the array? The original raid set consists of 4 drives. I have 2 slots open in the array.
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Shameer.V.A
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Re: Replacing a failed raid 5 drive on a Proliant ML370G3

Hi John,
Is your new drive failing after becoming optimal?? Or while rebuilding is it failing??

This could be your cage slot problem also.

You can try to add your new drive as a hot spare on a different cage slot.

There is absolutely no problem in using a 15krpm disk instead of 10krpm.

And no need to remove the failed disk logically from the array.

You can use the replace failed drive option of storage manager.

Thanks & Regards,

Shameer
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John Bianco
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Re: Replacing a failed raid 5 drive on a Proliant ML370G3

Thanks Shamir, I will give it a try on monday. I will let you know what happens.
John Bianco
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Re: Replacing a failed raid 5 drive on a Proliant ML370G3

OK,
Problem Fixed! Cleaned out storage array cage and reseated the drive into the same slot. Drive came up, and started rebuilding.
Thanks...
John Bianco
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Re: Replacing a failed raid 5 drive on a Proliant ML370G3

See my last reply..